- Tried & Tasted -

Friday, 29 July 2016

Homemade Natural Sourdough Starter from Organic Whole Wheat

My sourdough starter using organic whole wheat flour and water
I have caught the sourdough bread bug and am in the process of cultivating and feeding my 'pet' - natural sourdough yeast made from organic whole wheat flour and water. I intend to use it to make rustic sourdough breads or what I like to call it - probiotic breads. I attempted to make my first 2 loaves with this starter last week and there was a lot of wait time as I need to let nature take it's course. But, it was really fun fiddling with the dough and making bread knowing that I have 'caught' natural wild yeast to make them

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Anything Goes Crunchy Granola

This is my second batch of granola after making this crunchy granola a few weeks ago. This time, I chose to use cashew nuts (creamier texture) and added dried mango (chewier texture) and a little candied yuzu (little nuggets of bright flavour). Belgian dark chocolate chip was also added to the mix and my breakfast turns into a dessert.  

I really like the versatility of granola recipe. With the base ingredients, namely rolled oats, honey, olive oil, salt and egg white, I can incorporate any kind of nuts, seeds, dried fruits and now chocolate chip to my liking. And they are all healthful ingredients.      

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Baked Dark Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate tart is a favorite bake in my family. We all love chocolate, especially dark chocolate tart. This bake started with my husband's request to bring in 2 tarts to share at work. Due to some careless mistakes in calculation, I was left with lots of chocolate filling and made a quick decision to pour them into ramekins and turn them into baked chocolate pudding. The leftovers turned into 7 baked chocolate pudding...can you imagine how far off I was in my calculations. -_-" A yummy mistake nevertheless.

Friday, 1 July 2016

Dark Chocolate Pink Rock Salt Caramel Cookie Slices

Do you like dark chocolate? Do you like caramel? I like both and decided to adapt Donna Hay's classic chocolate caramel slices with a sprinkling of Himalayas pink rock salt to give the already rich and luxurious treat a contrasting depth of flavour.